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Thread #32621   Message #430051
Posted By: GUEST,Rana
31-Mar-01 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Help: The Old Apple Tree - artist wanted
Subject: RE: Help: Found lyrics need artist
Found (using google) at least 2 songs featuring "Old Apple Tree"

This is In the shade of... (as mentioned above)

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

Words by Harry H. Williams, music by Egbert Van Alstyne, 1905

Popularized by Henry Burr

Performed by Judy Garland and Chorus for the film, Presenting Lily Mars, but cut from the film, 1943 Audio (only) included on laser disc set: Judy Garland: The Golden Years at M-G-M, 1994

Released on CD: Collectors' Gems from the M-G-M Films, 1996

The other was on

http://www.geocities.com/scattershotbyrb/fantastical/the_old_apple_tree.html, the person stated:

" "The Old Apple Tree" is an American folk song. I really don't know how old. Growing up, I often heard the tune used as background music to cartoons made back in the 1930s and 1940s. My grandmother introduced me to the lyrics, which of course went right over my head".

First verse is:

There's an old apple tree in the orchard,
Lives in my memory,
It reminds me of my Pappy,
He was handsome, young and happy
When he planted that old apple tree.

Rana